A Mexico man is scheduled to be arraigned at 10:00 tomorrow morning [Tuesday] in Audrain County Court on numerous charges including abuse of a child and armed criminal action.
According to a probable cause statement, 25 year old Dylan Tylor Applebee was arrested after the 7 year old victim reported Applebee had struck him multiple times with a bar of soap inside a purple pillowcase, causing bruising.
Applebee denied abusing or causing the bruises on the child, stating he got the injuries when he fell off the kitchen table and stairs at a residence in the 500 block of West Boulevard.
Further investigation revealed multiple witnesses stating they saw Applebee strike the child with a pillowcase containing a bar of soap. The witnesses said they were told by Applebee to lie about the incident.
Applebee is being held on a 50 thousand dollar cash only bond.